During a recent internet vote to choose four new vehicle license plates, the voting was neck-and-neck between the two eagle designs that benefit wildlife conservation.
Because it was too close to call, there will be a run-off to pick the next new eagle design, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Votes for either the eagle and the flag design or the soaring eagle design can be cast at www.georgiawildlife.com. Voters can click on the “Run-Off: Go Online to Cast Your Vote For Your Favorite Eagle Wildlife Tag Design” link. The deadline to vote is Nov. 7.
Two other wildlife designs were selected to benefit trout restoration and bobwhite quail restoration efforts by the DNR. The third eagle design will benefit nongame conservation of the DNR.
The winning designs will be announced and made available shortly afterward in local tag offices and for online renewals. Specialty plates cost $60, plus ad-valorem taxes and other fees standard for all plates. There is an annual renewal of $35.
“We received more than 18,000 votes to help us pick the next set of wildlife license plates,” Wildlife Resources Division Director Dan Forster said. “Although voters had five animals to choose from, their top picks were the two eagles. Our hope is that with the second round of voting a clear winner emerges.”
Nongame Conservation depends on direct contributions, grants, and fundraisers such as the nongame plates, which account for about two-thirds of funds raised. Learn more at www.georgiawildlife.com/conservation/support .